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First Outdoor Grow!

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3 years ago
Outdoor
Room Type
100%
Soil
Grow medium
LST
Technique
Topping
Technique
Photos & Videos
Grow Conditions
Week 3
Vegetation
7.62
inch
cm
Height
3
inch
cm
Height
18 hrs
Light Schedule
27
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
80
°F
°C
Day Air Temperature
6.5
pH
80%
Air Humidity
21
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
70
°F
°C
Solution Temperature
22
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
72
°F
°C
Night Air Temperature
5
gal
l
Pot Size
18.93
gal
l
Pot Size
91.44
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
36
inch
cm
Lamp To Plant Distance
Nutrients
Commented by Vega0284 Vega0284
3 years ago

Another week of Veg, girls are still indoors. Today is the last day of sub 40 over night. With the greenhouse, night time temps should be able to stay above 50. Hopefully thats not too harsh. The 3 Photos are doing well, however the GSE seems to be taking her time getting her first leaves. Right now the coytl's are barely through the soil. Hopefully in the next few days that'll pick up dramatically. I will be transfering the photo's tomorrow with the exception of the GSE, I'll wait for her first true leaves and spend a week trying to harden her before putting her in the ground.

The companion plants for this grow are doing well, Lavender and dill have sprouted, along with the alfalfa in the beds are growing well. Green beans are taking a minute to produce, but the chamomile is coming quicker than i anticipated. I noticed a few soil nats, so i picked up some venus fly traps and neem oil.

Grow Questions
Vega0284 week 1 started grow question 3 years ago
If you check in the video above with the soil I have a lot of natural water occurring in the holes. What's the best way to prevent root rot from occurring given the circumstances?
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
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anthbiafore answered grow question 3 years ago
ive grown a ton of tomatoes and peppers in containers and from my experience that won't really happen man. the plants are gonna be hella happy in that thing no matter what there is area for the roots to dig into and grow in the ground, it doesnt mean that those roots need to necessarily have a job, and some roots may rot, but it doesn't mean that that root was useful anyway. it may have grown for a specific part of the plant and then rotted and the plant then signals the rest of the plant to uptake from other roots. the amount of roots in the ground doesn't mean much because a plant can only grow so fast and so optimally, beyond that it will fix every problem given the right environment. the environment your giving it is like plant-steroids habitat. the plant will not have needed the potentially rotted root if it ''rots'' in this great environment you are giving it. it would simply just discard it while fungus bacteria trichodermia and other bioturbulent insects would clear the way for more roots to grow anyway. I saw your vid of watering the soil I think your 300 dollar tent is awesome and I wish when I built mine I could have beena bit more simpler, Now im downsizing and im going to use that little pvc tube thing to encase my little grow area because a squared wooden roof was just a stupid idea. yours looks so simple dang. wish I didn't put so much thought into mine.
Vega0284 week 4 started grow question 3 years ago
Should I top plants outdoors? I'd imagine the sun would be powerful enough to penetrate an uneven canopy, however I don't have unlimited growspace, Depending on how tall these girls get they could very easily grow through the literal ceiling. Any thoughts?
Resolved
Techniques. Defoliation
Waters answered grow question 3 years ago
I’m not sure how high your ceiling is and the average height of each of your strains but If you think that height will be an issue then I’d say top them. From what I’ve seen there may not be much difference in yield cause the sun can penetrate deeply, but if you don’t mind losing a few days growth, then save yourself a hassle down the track and just top them once.
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Nice dude, I like reading about the companion plants there. I've had a bunch of those dropped off by birds for me (outdoors though) and checked that stuff out a lot too. I basically just let all the datura grow, well and mostly whatever else.

Your plants look like slow starters, but really healthy, though I noticed, some of my slower starters ended up being a bit freakish.

I've had my new seedlings (maybe 4 weeks old) outdoor most of the time since they sprouted, they're doing really well, except for two rejects. SUN ASAP.

If you don't mind my asking, what's a soil gnat? I'm not sure I know those.

Edit:
Nm, Just checked, fungus gnats, that's usually related to humidity. Use some sticky tape, preferably yellow, but even masking tape works great, near your plants (or around the pot, trunks/stems assuming they're large enough).

I actually dealt with heavy fungus gnat infestation at one point (multiple plants) due to torrential rain. Used a bunch of random crap (plant teas, sunflower/sesame oil, chillies, etc) and sticky tape, covered topsoil with sand., they disappeared within a few days. The gnats can really mess up new, especially lower branch growth.

Vega0284
Vega0284

@Ssomeguy, Thats awesome feedback man! I appreciate it, yep I'm putting them out today, worst comes to worst and night time temps drop i can run a heater out there,

Yeah I was interested in the companion planting as a way to help regulate pests and provide natural nutrients.

The sand is a great idea, as the greenhouse itself is pretty humid right now with all the wet weather, I was thinking of only doing top soil amendments, but if the humidity seems to be a problem, and the sand is necessary, I'll switch to liquid nutrients to supplement the soil.

Thanks for the comments and feedback again!